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Sep 29

EUNIC AI Science Café: AI & Personal and Cybersecurity

September 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Digital Privacy and Cybersecurity London

The event takes place online.
EUNIC AI Science Café: AI & Personal and Cybersecurity

The pandemic has exponentially increased our time in the digital realm with a staggering number of interconnected electronic devices. This new paradigm of personal and professional online presence has created an unprecedented array of cyber risks and the necessity to keep our data private and secure. Will the AI algorithms protect our digital privacy and provide online security?

The talk invites you to learn more about the threats and risks in an online environment and the most efficient cyber security and privacy approaches with Karoliina Ainge, Cybersecurity and Technology Lead at Independent Diplomat, Dr Luis Espinosa-Anke from Cardiff University and Jiří Berger, a forensic expert in Cybersecurity. The virtual event will be chaired by a PhD: Joanna J. Bryson, the Professor of Ethics and Technology at Hertie School of Governance.

Would you mind registering HERE to join the Zoom talk? You will receive a link & password via email on the day of the event.

EUNIC London organizes the AI Science Cafe in collaboration with the Estonian Embassy in the UK, the Embassy of Spain and the Czech Centre.


Joanna J Bryson is recognized for her broad expertise on intelligence, its nature, and its consequences. Holding two degrees each in psychology and AI (BA Chicago, MSc & MPhil Edinburgh, PhD MIT), she is since 2020 the Professor of Ethics and Technology at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Bryson advises governments, corporations, and other agencies globally, particularly on AI policy. Her work has appeared in venues ranging from Reddit to the journal Science. From 2002-2019 she was Computer Science faculty at the University of Bath; she has also been affiliated with Harvard Psychology, Oxford Anthropology, The Mannheim Centre for Social Science Research, The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy. Bryson first observed the confusion generated by anthropomorphized AI during her PhD, leading to her first AI ethics publication, “Just Another Artifact”, in 1998. She is now a leader in AI ethics. She has since coauthored the first national-level AI ethics policy, the UK’s (2011) Principles of Robotics, and contributed to efforts by the OECD, EU, UN, OSCE, Red Cross and Google, among others. She also continues to research the systems engineering of AI and the Cognitive Science of intelligence. Her present research focuses on the impacts of technology on human societies and new governance models for AI and digital technology. She is a founding member of Hertie School’s Centre for Digital Governance and one of Germany’s nine nominated experts to the Global Partnership for AI.


Karoliina Ainge is Independent Diplomat’s Cybersecurity and Technology Lead. In this role, she explores diplomatic processes on cyberspace and technology issues. Karoliina is the former Head of Estonian Cyber Security Policy. She worked in the government CIO’s office, where she coordinated activities under the national cyber strategy and participated in the launch of numerous e-government initiatives, including data embassies and e-residency. In addition, she concentrated on ensuring that e-government innovations are respectful of cyber security concerns without compromising the digital rights of users. Karoliina holds an MA (First Class Honours) in Politics and International Relations and MRes in Political Research from the University of Aberdeen, where she focused on security issues in her research.

Dr Luis Espinosa-Anke is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. His research interests revolve around artificial intelligence, specifically natural language processing. He regularly publishes in top-tier venues and acts as technical reviewer and editor for international conferences and journals. He is a Fulbright Fellow, and has attracted over 1M research funding in AI-related areas. In addition to his research-focused role, he also helps companies to embed AI techniques into their processes and has experience in diverse areas such as health-tech, social media and user-centred AI. He received his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and holds an MA in translation and an Erasmus Mundus MA in human language technologies.

Jiří Berger is an officially appointed forensic expert in Cyber Security and the area of computer and communication technology. In addition, he serves as an expert assessor to the Court of Justice. At the same time, he is an entrepreneur, founder, and investor of innovative and creative projects with a robust and successful track record. During the last 27 years in business, he has built several successful projects on three continents with a global revenue exceeding 20M Euros. Apart from his professional success, Jiří is also a Conservatoire graduate and enjoyed composing music and playing the piano. While most of his life and career has been drawn from his degree in Informatics and Computer Sciences, he also holds a university degree related to nature and biology.


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